Count the Ways: Organizing Travel Even Easier with TripIt
Itineraries Can Now Include Plans from 3,000+ Travel and Hospitality Sites Worldwide
San Francisco, CA – March 3, 2011 – TripIt, the leading mobile trip management service from Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), today announced travelers can now easily create and enhance travel itineraries on TripIt with plans booked at over 3,000 travel and hospitality sites, triple the number from a year ago.
This makes organizing all the details of one’s travel plans on TripIt even easier and more useful since it now captures a broader array of travel and hospitality providers.
“We’re always hard at work improving and expanding our technology to make TripIt more useful. Many of these new sites were added based on traveler requests. We’re delighted to cross this milestone to make it simple for people to book travel plans from almost anywhere and easily organize it all in one place,” said Gregg Brockway, TripIt co-founder, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Concur’s TripIt business unit.
TripIt auto-magically creates trip itineraries from confirmation emails forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org and can also automatically import travel confirmations for Gmail users who securely link both accounts. TripIt is well known for organizing airline, hotel, and car rental reservations, but is also capable of including everything from restaurant bookings on OpenTable, rail tickets from Amtrak and European rail systems like Deutsche Bahn, movie ticket bookings from Fandango, events from StubHub, and more to create a more truly useful and robust travel itinerary.
Among the thousands of new sites added this past year are luxury travel provider Jetsetter, airport parking service Park’N Fly, and hundreds of travel agencies that serve travelers worldwide. A full list of the more popular global services TripIt supports may be found at: http://www.tripit.com/uhp/supportedVendors.
Travelers can access their TripIt itinerary in a variety of ways: online at www.tripit.com, integrated with their calendar application, and exactly where most travelers want the information, on their mobile phone via TripIt’s popular iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry apps or at m.tripit.com.
“Not Just a Plane” Promotion
To celebrate this recent milestone, travelers have the chance to win $500 for every new trip created on TripIt.com that includes three or more travel confirmations forwarded from one of TripIt’s 3,000 supported sites to email@example.com or automatically forwarded from a Gmail linked account. The promotion kicks off on March 3 and ends on April 13, 2011. Learn more at http://blog.tripit.com/2011/03/not-just-a-plane-promotion.html . Contest rules are at http://www.tripit.com/press/not-just-a-plane-terms/.
TripIt®, the leading mobile trip management service from Concur, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNQR), helps people organize and share their travel plans no matter where they book. Travelers simply forward their travel confirmation emails from over 3,000 sites to firstname.lastname@example.org. TripIt automatically creates a master itinerary that combines all their travel plans plus maps, directions and more. With TripIt, it’s easy to share and collaborate on trips with friends and colleagues using social networks or TripIt Groups. TripIt itineraries can be accessed online, via mobile device using its popular iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry apps, or m.tripit.com. TripIt is an open itinerary platform that works with a growing eco-system of travel and mobile partners. TripIt Pro premium service for frequent travelers automatically monitors travel itineraries, providing mobile alerts, alternate flight options, frequent traveler point tracking, flight refund tracking and notification, and automated trip sharing. For more, please visit at www.tripit.com and follow TripIt on twitter at: www.twitter.com/tripit.
Concur® is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies of all sizes. Concur’s easy-to-use web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. Learn more at www.concur.com.
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Promotion open only to residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are at least 18 (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence). Promotion starts 12:01 AM PT on 3/3/2011 and ends 11:59 PM PT on 4/13/2011. Winner will be selected by random drawing on 4/27/2011 and notified by phone and/or e-mail by 5/4/2011. One winner will receive one $500 American Express gift card. To enter, follow the directions in Section 7 of the Official Rules ("Rules") to enter online (via http://blog.tripit.com/2011/03/not-just-a-plane-promotion.html) or by mail. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited. Promotion subject to Rules, so see Rules for full details. Sponsor: TripIt, Inc., 500 Treat Ave., Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94110.